Calgary Board of Education


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Teen Help & Crisis Information:


24 hours/7 days
Help for children or adolescents aged 12 to 17 who are experiencing problems associated with alcohol, other drugs or gambling.


403- 266-5850
Calgary - 24 Hours
For teenage family and friends of alcoholics

Alberta Health & Wellness

 24 hours/7 days

Alberta Mental Health Help Desk

1-800-303-2642 & 1-800-779-5057
24 hours/7 days
Linking mental health patients with resources.  Any person can call & all calls are anonymous


24 hour
Anyone needing immediate help or advice
A website for teens:

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter

24 hours/7 days
Provide safe, short-term refuge to battered women with and without children

Connect: Family & Sexual Abuse Network-Alberta 1-877-237-5888

Crisis Counseling

24 hours/7days
Anyone who needs to talk or requires information and referral

Distress Centre-Calgary Main Line: 403-266-1605; Teen Line: 404-264-TEEN (8336); Family Violence Info Line: 403-310-1818

Distress Line

24 hours/7 days
Crisis intervention, support, referrals, and the option of intake into their counselling program for gambling, drugs and alcohol



Healthlink Alberta

Provide info, referral & services for the province of Alberta. If clinical info is needed, there are nurses available via this line

Kids Help Line

24 hours/7 days
Committed to improving the well being of young people throughout Canada. 

Love Is Not Abuse
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474

Poison Control Centre

24 hours/7 days
Call for info on poisons and/or if you or someone you know has been poisoned

Police – Non Emergency

Calgary – 403-266-1234

Red Flag Campaign

Sexual Assault Centre

780-423-4121 (no toll free number)
24 hours/7 days
To provide crisis intervention and counselling to those who have been sexually assaulted or abused.

SouthWest Communities Resource Centre Serving the needs of vulnerable children, youth, parents & other individuals living in the community. Youth Advocate facilitates the Positive Choices Program (runs: Octo 13 to Nov 17th 2010 for Grades 5, 6 & 7 @ The Southwest Community Resource Center located at 2580 Southland Drive SW) 403-238-9222 ext 224: Tanya Silverthorn

Suicide Prevention Bureau

1-877-803-8336 - 3:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Teens helping teens – (teens calling outside these times will be transferred to the adult crisis line)  The crisis line (780-429-0230) is open to anyone who needs to talk about any issue.

Wheatland Community Crisis Line

24 hours/7 days
Crisis counselling line which deals with all issues. Open to anyone.

Youth Criminal Defence Office

24 hours/7 days
Immediate legal advice for Youth under arrest

Webmaster: K. Brown

Last Modified: September 5, 2017